This life force controls muscle growth, body strength and stability, weight, and your immune system.
You can disrupt it by sleeping during the day, eating too many sweet foods, and eating or drinking things that contain too much salt or water.
If it’s your main life energy, practitioners believe you may develop asthma and other breathing disorders, cancer, diabetes, nausea after eating, and obesity.
Kapha dosha characteristics.
Kapha is associated with earth and water. It is a stabilizing energy thought to supply water to the body and maintain the immune system. Someone who is kapha dominant is calm, grounded, and forgiving. But an imbalance in kapha can lead to jealousy, sluggishness, and weight gain.
Exercises to balance the kapha dosha.
If kapha is out of whack, some serious self-care is in order. Mental stimulation, plenty of exercise, and mindful activities like meditation and breathwork are essential for those with a kapha imbalance.
Food and drinks to balance the kapha dosha.
Those who are kapha dominant should avoid oily foods and heavy, dense carbs like pasta and rice. Instead, go for bitter, astringent ingredients and plenty of fresh fruits and veggies.